The Learning Assistance Program provides additional academic support to eligible K-12 students in reading, math, writing and readiness skills. LAP programs are supported with Washington state funds and given to school districts within the state.
Currently, LAP-funded services must first focus on kindergarten through fourth-grade students who are deficient in reading or reading-readiness skills to improve literacy.
Eligible students are the “greatest in need” as determined by a rank order of scores taken from statewide and/or district assessments. LAP services are interventions, supplemental to the core instruction in reading, math and/or writing.